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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 1292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Bottle: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Also sold as Tesco Finest American Double IPA
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Crystal malt, Caramalt; Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe hops. Dry Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe. IBU 150
This Imperial India Pale Ale Rocks... Hardcore! But don’t feel obliged to take our word for it, this little bottle has a grandiloquent story to tell.
2,204 malted Maris Otter grains gave all they had to offer the world to provide the robustly delicate toffee malt canvas for the ensuing epic.
4 Hop Cones willingly sacrificed themselves in fiery cauldron that is our brew kettle to ensure your mouth is left feeling punished and puckering for more.
9,900,000,000 yeast cells frantically fermented their little hearts out as the sugars were magically turned into alcohol in the dark depths of our fermentation tanks.
2 humans and 1 canine companion are relatively happy with the results
Note this is for the new petrol blue coloured labels with white lettering, which is 9.2%. Ratings for the older bottles with with bright blue label and black lettering should go under the first edition.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
marrymeipa (2) - - JAN 17, 2012 does not count
This beer is awesome. One of my favourites. Huge bitterness with citrus fruits. A hop heads dream and I can’t get enough of this. One of my go to beers

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greglikesbeer (34) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a medium white head. Strong hoppy aroma is accented by caramel and floral notes. Sharp bitterness hits the tongue immediately, slowly giving way to pine and mild citrus. When these flavors settle down a bit, you are left with a surprising sweetness. Finish is bitter and lingering; the high alcohol content leaves a satisfyingly warm feeling.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firefly54 (238) - - JAN 10, 2012
Pours a dark amber colour with a white lasting head. Really fresh aroma of citrus fruits, grapefruit, pine, apricot and orange peel. Taste starts with a honey sweetness that quickly turns into full on hop bitterness with lots of tropical fruit notes. Some maleness comes through then returns back to the hoppy bitterness and pinecone flavours. Top notch!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeivs (3) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 10, 2012 does not count
Si presenta di un dorato tendente al bruno con una schima fine e compatta che persiste a lungo. Al naso apre con magnifici sentori di frutta tropicale bilanciati da un aroma resinoso. Al palato si presenta ben carbonata e corposa, si apprezzano le note alcoliche comunque mai invasive e bilanciate dagli aromi citrici dei luppoli usati, chiude con un amaro significativo ma non fastidioso. molto beverina. Birra stupenda!!!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottled. Poured fiery medium orange with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit, pine, and a touch of vanilla over soft bready and caramel malts.. peppery warmth on the back of the nose.. well-balanced. The flavor found orange zest, black pepper, and pine bitterness over crusty bread and biscuity malts.. tacky and a little too spicy on the finish.. still tasty. Heavier-bodied with lots of carbonation on the palate.. warm and satisfying.. very good brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliriumT (368) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2012
Hazy copper colour which is much darker than the punk. A very strong citrusy hop smell dominates the nose which increases the anticipation to taste this beer. The first sip may be a bit of a letdown, but give it time and the caramel will take over. It is still very bitter as an IPA should be, but offers more intriguing flavours than the punk. Both very enjoyable beers but this one takes it by a nose.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Copper body, small head. Sweet aroma of hops, pine and hay. At first the taste is sweet and caramelly, then comes the big hop bitterness. Very good when cold, but becomes a bit cloying when it warms up.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bolofab (21) - - JAN 6, 2012
Si presenta con un colore leggermente ambrato, quasi arancio, schiuma poco persistente. Questa hardcore ha un gusto troppo pesante..fa sentire i suoi 9°

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boxofrane (2259) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a muddy brown with minimal head. The scent is of bread and some hoppy undertones. This one was not to my liking.. too much of a barleywine sweetness with an abundence of bitterness. I did not enjoy this brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2012
(Bottled, rated 2011-07-24) Hazy copper with a medium, firm head. Freshly hoppy, resiny pinewood, and some exotic fruit in the nose. Resiny-pinewoody and quite bitter flavor, balanced nicely with caramely maltiness. Alcohol quite well hidden. Quite full body with some acidity and medium CO2. A positive surprise from a brewery that I thought had lost its track completely after the excellent Paradox series. Could use more fruitiness, though, and seems best straight from the fridge.


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